This week was very busy, meetings Monday and Tuesday. Sparks Wednesday. Thursday a break and I’m making pumpkin soup.
Yesterday, was cookie selling night, so the sparks and I armed with parent helpers ventured out into the neighbourhood to sell cookies. Mint cookies to unsuspecting homeowners. We had alot of fun and learnt alot about cookie selling and committed quite a few faux pas, but all in all we had a good time. Also, I know have 5 sparks which is great! Still looking for more girls and ideally I would like to have an even number. Also still on the search for an additional leader to help with Sparks.
Met with my trainer today and won’t have another training session until the third thursday in October. So I have homework to take with me over the next week and a half, hopefully I can keep up my activity levels and keep in shape.
Tonight I am making Pumpkin Soup! It’s a new recipe for me. I looked for a recipe online and just took ideas from all over and have a pot simmering on the stove now. Here’s my ingredient list.
- Roasted Pumpkin (Yes I roasted pumpkin before peeling it and adding it to my soup)
- Coconut Milk
- Nightshade Free Curry Powder (I really have found alot of uses for the powder)
- Olive Oil
Essentially I roasted pumpkin, then peeled it and put it in a pot and mashed it up. Fried up some onions. Added coconut milk, onions, salt, garlic, cinnamon, nightshade free curry powder and turned on to simmer.
It’s an experiment so I’ll let you know how it goes…..
Since I really haven’t gotten much done on the home front this week. I am attempting to “catch up” tonight on things that have been waiting for quite a while……like my blog……..
On Thursday, I played soccer for the first time in 12 years. It was a blast! I had a ton of fun even if we did lose 5-4. I went all out and knew at the game I had done some damage to my muscles but didn’t care because of all the fun!! I even went and worked out late Friday night, thinking I should let this slow me down. Fast forward to Saturday, wake up in the morning with limited mobility in my legs. Fast Forward to completing 17kms of a highway clean-up and my legs no longer know what mobility is.
My daughter who recently joined TREX an extra ops group with Girl Guides, had a highway clean up project this weekend. We cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, all 17kms, with approx. 16 ppl. The girls had alot of fun but were very tired by the end of it.
So as a treat after all our hard work, we went out for dinner with the family as we were all to beat to even think about cooking dinner. We went to a new restaurant that we had never been to before called Mini Mango. The food was to die for and they had hands down the best spring rolls I have ever had in my entire life and I have had ALOT of spring rolls. I had the Pho Chay (Vietnamese vegetarian noodle soup), J had Tom Kha See Fuut (Thai coconut seafood soup) and K had the 5 meat (chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and spring rolls) combo bowl w/ coconut rice. Then we all shared that most heavenly dessert – deep fried banana spring rolls in coconut sauce.
All in all it was a wonderful day and tonight we will all get some greatly deserved rest. My rest will consist of a cup of tea and the continued reading of Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Spent today for the most part relaxing. This morning started with the usual morning drive to ballet for K. Then went off to grocery shop, pick up a gym suit (needs to be fixed, but that’s a whole other story) and had my bank card reissued for the millionth time as it has once again been compromised. Picked up K. Drove home had lunch and dropped off K at Girl Guides for her Famine Sleepover. Now if any of you know my child she likes to argue for the sake of arguing or as she says let’s have a random debate about nothing. So getting her off to a sleepover with everything required and to eat lunch takes alot of energy.
After this I came home put stuff away and made dinner for myself. Pineapple Coconut Rice and Broccoli w/shallots and sesame seeds. J’s gone climbing.
Then I read The Kind Life again. It’s probably my third time reading this book. I really enjoy it. I also, just in general love reading cook books.
On a side note, it’s Day 1 of my elimination diet. I am positive that it will be a good experience. Reading The Kind Life reaffirmed that. I have also found some great gluten free recipes and blogs online. I also made my three days this week at Curves! So I have two more weeks to go and then the rest of my life because I plan on making this my minimum on exercise for each week for the rest of my life 🙂
Now to continue reading with a nice glass of warm tea!
Today was a lazy day. We all slept in and then did lazy day things. My day consisted of surfing the net, cooking, half assing my way through some cleaning, starting my latest book from the library and drinking tea. I am not looking forward to the return to work Wednesday.
I tried a new recipe today for lunch from a blog I love called Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. I made Chili Mac. Everyone liked it. I loved it!
Of course, I also spent some of my time surfing the net looking up natural products. One product line that I would like to talk about is Rocky Mountain Soap Co. It is one of my favorite lines! They are a staple in our home. I honestly don’t have a favorite as I love it all! For Solstice, my daughter got the Vanilla Candy Cane body butter and chapstick as well as the Spicy Mandarin body Butter, bath salts and soap. Two of their holiday scents out this year. I bought their Breakout Buster http://www.rockymountainsoap.com/productDetails/1019390/1027936/1000144 I’ll let you all know how it works and if I love it! I recommend that everyone try their products!